Gwen Stefani and baby Zuma pic online under a CC license

Eric Steuer
Gwen Stefani and baby Zuma pic under CC BY-NC-ND
Photo: Dennis Stefani, (c) Mrs. Me, Inc., 2008, made available under a CC BY-NC-ND license

Pop star Gwen Stefani and her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale recently welcomed a baby, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, into the world. Many celebrities contract with a magazine to arrange an exclusive photo session that debuts mother with newborn. But Stefani and Rossdale took a different approach and hired their own photographer and put the photo online for the public under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, along with some additional terms that allow all print magazines, newspapers, and blogs to use the photo – even commercially, with some restrictions. You can download a high-res version of the photo (and check out the additional terms the photo is available under) at Stefani’s site.

2 thoughts on “Gwen Stefani and baby Zuma pic online under a CC license”

  1. That’s totally awesome. Although I also like the Jolie/Pitt solution of donating the funds to charity, I like that by releasing a photo herself Stefani has undercut the whole competition to be the “first”.

    And it’s a wonderful photo. They both look beautiful!

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